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With international navies patrolling sea lanes and with more security guards on board, pirate attacks have decreased since the days of Captain Phillips and the Maersk Alabama. But Somali gangs aren't entirely gone, and many are still waiting for a new opportunity.  

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1. To which pirate is the famous Jolly Roger flag attributed?

Despite his short pirate career in the early 1700s, the English captain Rackham is famous both for his Jolly Roger flag and for having two female crew members, Anne Bonny and Mary Read. And, of course, his sartorial choices.

Despite his short pirate career in the early 1700s, the English captain Rackham is famous both for his Jolly Roger flag and for having two female crew members, Anne Bonny and Mary Read. And, of course, his sartorial choices.

Despite his short pirate career in the early 1700s, the English captain Rackham is famous both for his Jolly Roger flag and for having two female crew members, Anne Bonny and Mary Read. And, of course, his sartorial choices.

Despite his short pirate career in the early 1700s, the English captain Rackham is famous both for his Jolly Roger flag and for having two female crew members, Anne Bonny and Mary Read. And, of course, his sartorial choices.

Calico Jack Rackham

 

Bartholomew Roberts, a.k.a. "Black Bart"

 

William "Captain" Kidd

 

Henry Morgan

 
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